Tuesday, 08 February 2011 19:20
Keith Negal, the FAI Vice President for the UK, passed away peacefully on Friday 4th February, with his wife Shirley at his side. Keith had been diagnosed with a brain tumour in December 2009. He bore his illness, which he was told at an early stage he would be unlikley to survive, with typical fortitude, bravery and typical good humour.
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 16:31
Calling all young artists, it is time to reach for your pens and brushes and show us your creative spirit ! There isn’t much time left to enter the 2011 Young Artists contest !
Tuesday, 01 February 2011 18:51
You would have thought that the FAI calendar of paragliding competitions scheduled in February and March would be dominated by events taking place elsewhere than the wintry Northern hemisphere. But not so! Paragliding Accuracy seems to be growing in popularity, and especially as a way of extending the competition season.
Monday, 17 January 2011 18:49
We were treated to a dramatic Closing Ceremony last night which commenced with a flag jump of great precision by members of the UAE team, followed by yet another dramatic heart stopping flying display by Zoltan and his extraordinary aerobatic routine.
Monday, 03 January 2011 23:14
We would like to inform all the FAI community that the FAI Statutes and By-Laws 2011 are now available on the FAI website on the FAI documents page. This edition includes the updates approved by the General Conference in Dublin in October 2010.
Wednesday, 29 December 2010 16:28
After a year full of great competitions and fantastic performances in 2010, what can we expect for 2011 ? The answer is “a lot” ! World and Continental Championships, World Cups, almost 40 category 1 events in total will take place next year.
February: first event of an exciting year
Tuesday, 28 December 2010 23:11
Students and teachers joined forces to design and build an aircraft that broke no less than four World Records!
The records have been officially ratified today by the FAI in the category of aircraft with piston engine, propeller and total takeoff weight of up to 300 lbs (1C-1.a/0) for the following achiements:
1) Time to Climb to 3,000 Meters: 8 min 15 sec
Monday, 27 December 2010 23:45
The first parachuting competition of the year looks as though it is going to be a very large one. At the close of "official" registration there were 189 athletes from 28 Nations competing in Accuracy; 92 athletes from 24 Nations in Canopy Piloting and 26 Formation Skydiving teams. News, reports and results from the competition will be published on this web site, as well as the competition web site.
Thursday, 16 December 2010 16:10
Aeronautic and astronautic figures Barron Hilton and Elon Musk have been presented with prestigious FAI awards by FAI President Dr. John Grubbström at the recent NAA 2010 Fall Awards Banquet.
Monday, 13 December 2010 17:35
It is with great sadness that CIG has been informed of the tragic loss of two British pilots in a helicopter crash in the South of France on 9th December 2010. Martin Rutty and Simon Lichtenstein were a highly respected team competing at the highest levels of World and Open Championships for more than 10 years.
Both had been flying helicopters for many years and highly experienced.
Martin and Simon were family men. The Commission’s condolences, sympathy and support go out to the family’s in their tragic loss.
Friday, 03 December 2010 15:35
Having returned to Sweden after taking part in the Tochigi Hot Air Balloon International Championship as a private competitor, FAI President Dr. John Grubbström shares his impressions of the competition.
"It has been a very competitive Championship, with the very best pilots in attendance, including World Champion Johnny Petrehn, and I must say that I have been impressed by the high level of the observers: they were really world class."
Tuesday, 23 November 2010 20:42
Elected GAC President at the recent GAC 2010 Annual Meeting, Hans – or Johann - Gutmann is a well known figure of the General Aviation and Amateur-Built Aircraft world.